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Results from Tuesday’s primary election
• Click here to get caught up on every result from across our coverage area last night. Some notable highlights: Alachua County’s longtime incumbent sheriff lost her seat, a former Gainesville City Commissioner is headed to the legislature, the number of women on the Alachua County Commission will triple after November, three African American women now sit on the Alachua County School Board, and the new Alachua County Property Appraiser is an African American woman.
• Fresh Take Florida: Yoho’s Former Aide Wins Republican Primary In Florida’s 3rd Congressional District. “Former congressional aide Kat Cammack won the Republican nomination Tuesday for Florida’s 3rd Congressional District, a big step in taking over the seat of her former boss, Rep. Ted Yoho, who retired after seven terms while mired in controversy over a feud with a prominent Democrat on Capitol Hill.”
• NBC Miami: Gregory Tony Tops Scott Israel in Narrow Democratic Primary for Broward Sheriff. “Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony narrowly defeated the man he replaced in Tuesday’s Democratic primary for the county’s top cop position.”
• Miami Herald ($): Gilbert edges Fulton in Miami-Dade commission race that was closely watched nationally. “In a race being watched far beyond Miami-Dade County’s borders, Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert edged out political rookie and Black Lives Matter matriarch Sybrina Fulton, whose support surged in the wake of George Floyd’s death.”
• Palm Beach Post ($): Florida Senate District 29: Tina Polsky defeats Irv Slosberg. “Tina Polsky, the novice state representative from Boca Raton, has defeated veteran lawmaker and perennial campaigner Irv Slosberg for the Democratic nomination in the Senate District 29 race.”
• Fort Myers News-Press ($): Byron Donalds wins Republican primary election for U.S. Congressional District 19, will face Democrat Cindy Banyai. “Republican Francis Rooney had held the district, which stretches from Cape Coral in Lee County to the Ten Thousand Islands in Collier and includes Fort Myers, Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero and the barrier islands along both counties, since 2016, when he pledged not to serve more than two terms.”
• Florida Politics: Criminal justice reformer Monique Worrell wins Orlando’s State Attorney primary. “Another shockwave went through Florida’s 9th Judicial Circuit Tuesday as yet another outsider candidate running on a criminal justice reform platform upset the establishment in the race for the State Attorney’s office.”
• Pensacola News Journal ($): Michelle Salzman upsets Mike Hill in House District 1 seat. “Michelle Salzman has won the Republican nomination to State House District 1 in an upset win over incumbent Rep. Mike Hill and will go on to face Democratic nominee Franscine Mathis in November.”
• See other unofficial results for state and federal offices on the state’s Florida Election Watch website.
• Miami Herald ($): Fried’s cameo at Democratic convention is used to suggest Florida can turn from red to blue. “Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, the lone Democrat in statewide office in the nation’s largest swing state, joined 16 other rising Democratic leaders Tuesday night to give what the Democratic National Convention called ‘a new kind of keynote.'”
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Florida’s non-primary news
• Fresh Take Florida: Full Federal Appeals Panel Considers Landmark Florida Voting Rights Case. “The legal fight before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit hinges on whether a Florida law that Republicans passed last year amounts to such a poll tax. Florida voters in 2018 had approved restoring voting rights to most felons who are not still in prison or on parole, probation or another form of supervised release. Those convicted of a sexual offense or murder are excluded.”
• The Alligator: J.J. Finley Elementary’s new namesake: Carolyn Beatrice Parker. “Born in 1917, Parker grew up in Gainesville’s Jim Crow era, said Peggy Macdonald, a renaming committee member, Stetson University history professor and author of a biography about Parker. While she was an infant, her father, a physician, worked to eradicate the influenza epidemic of 1918.”
• Citrus County Chronicle: Duke gets PSC approval for decommissioning. “The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) on Tuesday unanimously approved Duke Energy’s plan to accelerate the Crystal River Nuclear Plant’s decommissioning.”
• NPR News: Another Coronavirus Casualty: Florida Tourism. “In the second quarter of the year — April, May and June — the state’s tourism agency estimates 60% fewer people traveled to Florida compared to the same period a year earlier. That’s a decline of almost 20 million visitors.”
• WJCT: 2020 Georgia-Florida Game Set For Nov. 7 At TIAA Bank Field. “Details outside of the date and location haven’t been announced yet, leaving a lot of questions unanswered at this point.The Jacksonville Jaguars announced capacity at TIAA Bank Field would be capped at 25% this season for home games due to COVID-19.”
• WMFE: SpaceX Launch Sets Reusability Record. “In an effort to lower the cost of launches, SpaceX reuses some of its rocket parts. Tuesday’s Starlink launch marks the sixth time SpaceX has used the first stage booster for a mission, the most uses of a SpaceX booster. Shortly after launching, it landed on a barge out in the Atlantic Ocean once more.”
From NPR News
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About today’s curator
I’m Ethan Magoc, a news editor at WUFT. Originally from Pennsylvania, I’ve found a home telling Florida stories. I’m part of a team searching each morning for local and state stories that are important to you; please send feedback about today’s edition or ideas for stories we may have missed to email@example.com.